2013-02-28 12:47:22 - There are a few legends whose work speaks for itself and need no introduction, they carve their own destination and leave a mark in the hearts of millions for years together.
Melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar an Indian singer and occasional music composer also known as the Nightingale of India, has been singing for almost seven decades, mesmerizing us all with her beautiful voice. She has won every single award worth her stature including “Bharat Ratna” India’s highest civilian honour. Mangeshkar has sung for heroines from Madhubala to Madhuri Dixit to Kajol. This week Factrichi 100 Varsh takes us back in time, as it recollects the journey of this legendary singer on Sunday, 3rd March 2013 at 1:30 pm and 9:30 pm only on IBN-Lokmat.
Born in Indore, Lata didi as she is fondly known started her singing journey at the tender age of 13. Her father Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar was a
renowned classical singer and theater actor. She is the eldest child among five siblings Meena, Asha, Usha & Hridayanath. Lataji started her singing career with Marathi movies, and in the year 1945 moved to Mumbai and started learning classical singing from various mentors. It was the year 1949 when she had her first biggest hit with the song “Ayega Aanewaala” from the movie Mahal. She went on to work with various Music directors of that time and gave successful hits with each passing year. Having sung for four generations of heroines she is considered as the most respectful and best known playback singer across the globe.
Lataji has recorded over a thousand Hindi film songs along with thirty-six regional language and other foreign languages has made her mark in Guinness Book of World Records as well, tune in to relive the music of the greatest vocalist on Factrichi 100 Varsh, Sunday 3rd March 2013 at 1:30 pm and 9:30 pm only on IBN-Lokmat.